TVO'S THE AGENDA WITH STEVE PAIKIN VISITS SUDBURY JUNE 26-27

  • Sudbury marks the fourth stop on The Agenda On the Road: Your Vote 2011 tour to host an interactive, two-day event looking at provincial election issues

  • TVO seeks public participation for the AgendaCamp public workshop at Laurentian University's Great Hall on Sunday June 26 at 9:30 a.m. Register early for this free event at yourvote2011.ca

  • Live, on-location broadcast from Sudbury City Hall, Monday June 27 at 8 p.m. ET. Free tickets available at yourvote2011.ca

TORONTO, June 2, 2011 /CNW/ - Northern Ontario, what issues do you think should be placed front and centre for the October 6 provincial elections? Employment, the economy, social services, health care, education, transportation, energy, the environment?

On June 26 and 27, as part of The Agenda On the Road: Your Vote 2011 tour, TVO and its flagship current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, visits Sudbury. The two-day visit includes the AgendaCamp public workshop on Sunday June 26 which will inform the live, on-location broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin the following night at 8 p.m. ET from Sudbury City Hall.

The AgendaCamp provides a gathering place for members of the public, community leaders and business leaders to connect with each other, share their views, and learn more about issues of concern to their fellow citizens. The Agenda on the Road: Your Vote 2011 tour has previously visited Ottawa (home of Liberal leader and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty) in February, Hamilton (home of NDP leader Andrea Horwath) in March, and most recently Niagara (home region of PC leader Tim Hudak) to hear from citizens throughout the various regions as to what issues they feel should shape the provincial election this fall.

"We've had an excellent road trip so far where we've tackled a lot of important issues," says anchor and senior editor Steve Paikin. "And we always make sure to head north. We visited Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins on previous On the Road Tours. Now, we're headed for Sudbury. What issues matter most to you in that town? Jobs? The economy? Health care? We want to hear what's on your mind."

Participants wanted for AgendaCamp

To participate in, propose a discussion topic for AgendaCamp, or for free tickets to be part of the live broadcast audience, please register at yourvote2011.ca; your complete multimedia stop for election issues.

Prior to the Sudbury AgendaCamp, users can get the conversation started by proposing discussion topics and asking questions at yourvote2011.ca. Following every AgendaCamp event, users can continue the discussions online. The issues and themes raised at all five camps will help build a "citizen's agenda," a critical mass of information outlining the issues that matter to Ontarians.

"We're excited to be heading out on the road again and helping to inform and engage Ontarians," says Lisa de Wilde, CEO. "We'll be leveraging the power of social media, TV and face-to-face dialogue in order to provide a broad platform for more people to become part of the province-wide discussion."

Following the Sudbury visit, the Agenda on the Road: Your Vote 2011 will close its tour in the Greater Toronto Area in early October before the October 6 election.

For five seasons The Agenda with Steve Paikin has provided Ontario with thought-provoking, insightful analysis of current affairs, going deeper on the big issues of the day with lively debates and stimulating one-on-one conversations. On March 3, 2011, The Agenda with Steve Paikin marked a significant milestone with their 1000th program.

About TVO 
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. Celebrating 40 years, TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and supported by thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

Where to find TVO 
Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Rogers HD channel 580, Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.


SOURCE TVO

For further information:

Media contacts:

Marco Ouji
TVO Communications
416.484.2600 x 2305
mouji@tvo.org

Lesley Slack
TVO Corporate Relations
416.484.2600 x 2281
lslack@tvo.org


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